Obit: Searls, Ruth J. (1925 - 2006)
Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Searls, Buddinger, Krecji, Ware

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Oct 28, 2006

Searls, Ruth J. (13 Sept.1925 - 26 Oct. 2006)

Ruth J. Searls, age 81, of Neillsville, died peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 26, 2006, at Saint Joseph Hospital in the Palliative Care unit, with her daughter at her side.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Our Father's House Church in Chili. The Rev. Ronald Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Windfall Cemetery, Granton. Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Ware, Kelly Ware, Dan Blakey, Kevin Teeters, Jim Vershowske and Jack Hunt.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service time Monday, both at the church.

Hansen Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Searls was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Granton, a daughter of Victor and Elsie (Buddinger) Krecji. Ruth attended school in the town of Granton and completed one year in a business school in Wausau.

On Oct. 5, 1946, the former Ruth Krecji was united in holy marriage to Harold Searls in Clark County. The couple lived in Granton on the family farm where they raised their daughter and worked until Harold's death in 1987. Ruth stayed on the farm until 2005 when she moved to the Memorial Home in Neillsville where she resided until her death.

Mrs. Searls was a charter member of Our Father's House Church and a Sunday school teacher for many years. Ruth loved playing cards, games of any sort, feeding birds, and she also enjoyed crafts. She especially enjoyed collecting rocks and sharing them with her family and friends.

Mrs. Searls is lovingly survived by her daughter, Janice (Steve) Ware, Blue Earth, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kevin and Kelly Ware, Rochester, Minn.



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